SOLD FOR: $1116.66
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-2, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N829392
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “45 CAL. MODEL 1955”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 6″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade set on a ramped base that is integral to the serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notch Smith & Wesson micrometer sight adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and a football cut. There are little nicks and scratches on the football cut. There is wear on the top edge of the right panel. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the barrel and on the left side at the muzzle. There are a few scattered light marks. There are a couple of faint scuffs and minor draglines, some of the most noticeable are on the cylinder. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. The screw heads are sharp but the grip screw is tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has minimal movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included a presentation case, plain blue S&W box, paperwork including the manual, cleaning kit, screwdriver, and a serial matching shipping box. The presentation case lining has deteriorated and there are some scratches on the lid.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 ACP with a 6? barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has hardly any wear and comes in its original box with a cleaning kit and factory paperwork including a manual. It is in Fine-Excellent condition with about 97% of its metal finish, a great bore, and good mechanics, this gun seriously looks sharp. This will make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson or revolver collection, especially with its included accessories, and one the collectors won’t want to miss out on given its high condition. Please see our pictures and good luck!